Ureteral injury during vaginal mesh excision: Role of prevention and treatment options

Christine A. Heisler, Elizabeth R. Casiano, Christopher J. Klingele, John B. Gebhart, Emanuel C. Trabuco

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Vaginal mesh kits are increasingly used in vaginal prolapse repair. Mesh erosion, infection, and pain may necessitate removal, which can lead to urinary tract injury. We describe 2 cases of ureteral injury at the time of mesh excision. Surgeons must recognize the possibility of ureteral injury and treatment modalities available.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e3-e4
JournalAmerican Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 1 2012



  • complications
  • ureteral injury
  • vaginal mesh

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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